HYPERVELOCITY KILL MECHANISMS PROGRAM. VOLUME 1
Progress rept. no. 17 for period ending 30 Sep 1964
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The work of this program has involved comprehensive studies designed to evaluate the feasibility of defeating the mission of an intercontinental ballistic missile by fragment impact andor by subsequent re-entry heating effects. These effects include direct kill by impact, extent of aggravation or increase in damage caused by aerothermal effects on an RV during re-entry, aerodynamic instability of nose cones caused by damage to the heat shield and structure, impact and thermal damage to internal components and warheads, and perturbations on the performance of ICBM booster vehicles.
- Antimissile Defense Systems